(hyphenated) — The passage of time as measured against an objective (and generally, a consistent and linear) repeating phenomenon.
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Real Time as a Constraint
Strict or Strong real-time is a system that is constrained to analyzing and responding as events are occurring
in time. Biological brains operate in strict real-time.
Unlike our conventional mathematical models, biological neural networks do not have the luxury of operating outside of the linear flow of time. They must function in real-time, and therefore, in order to properly respond, they are designed to commit, as soon as they can, to what is normally a fairly reliable perception/interpretation of reality.